Earlier this spring, the Students for Life club I’m involved in took to recruiting students on campus. Standing in front of our student center, the task was simple: ask students walking by if you can ask them a question. If they oblige, ask them if they are pro-life. If they say yes, ask them if they would be interested in signing up for the club’s email list.
The state of California thinks churches should be forced to provide abortion coverage to its employees, no matter what its convictions, but one California legislator is trying to make sure that can’t happen.
California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove introduced AB 1254 in an effort to stop the state from its strong-arm tactics that came when the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued a policy requiring mandatory abortion coverage on all of the insurance providers in the state.
A seemingly commonsense amendment was added to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill. The amendment would require clinics that perform 10 or more abortions each month to be licensed by the state, as well as give the state the authority to perform two inspections a year, with no advance notice given. Unfortunately, that amendment was rejected in a 29-32 vote. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life responded saying:
Abortion centers in Minnesota currently are neither licensed nor inspected by any state agency—even though dangerous conditions and unscrupulous abortionists have been discovered in numerous other states. The proposed legislation would rectify this problem by applying the licensing requirements for outpatient surgical centers to abortion centers.
“Abortion centers perform invasive, outpatient surgery, so it makes no sense that they are exempted from the health and safety standards that apply to other outpatient surgical centers,” said MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau. “This basic licensing requirement is necessary to ensure that the very unsafe conditions uncovered in other states never happen in Minnesota.”
Yet again, we see that pro-abortion extremists are putting abortion before the safety of women. There is absolutely no reason to exclude abortionists from these very basic requirements of being licensed through the state and subjected to inspections. It is shameful that abortion mills are able to skate by with no regulation, especially considering the number of abortionists who practice under disgusting, unacceptable conditions around the country. It is yet another example of how the rallying cry of “women’s health care” is nothing but a lie.
Actually safeguarding the health of women does not matter to the abortion industry. The only thing that matters to them is that abortion is as widespread and easily available as possible, no matter how many women are hurt or killed along the way.
In a guest column on Cleveland.com, Anita Rios, president of the Ohio Chapter of the National Organization for Women, insists that if Ohio passes a 20-week abortion ban, poor women will suffer.
In a column riddled with ineffective argumentation, as well as a consistent misspelling of Roe v. Wade as “Row v. Wade,” Rios fails to make her case. Instead she displays typical pro-abortion paranoia, which sees any restriction on abortion as usurping human rights and an act of discrimination against women, especially poor women. As endemic in the pro-abortion lobby, the preborn baby is the ignored victim.
Students in favor of abortion at Johns Hopkins University have threatened to mob a pro-life table at the Spring Fair this weekend. The Spring Fair Committee had banned fetal models from the North Baltimore Pro-Life Study Group’s booth, calling the model display offensive and disturbing. After JHU Voice for Life joined the group in protesting that decision, the committee reversed their ruling and will allow the models to be displayed.
“I firmly believe that that was the wrong thing to do. As a campus, Hopkins can tolerate a variety of students’ views,” said Andrew Guernsey, VFL co-president. “The fact that fetal models are disturbing—I found that ironic that they found that disturbing given that Hopkins is a world-class medical institution. That would not be the case in my view.”
Want change for your twenty-dollar bill? The group Women on 20s (W20) does. They are leading a campaign to take President Andrew Jackson off it, and replace him with a woman from American history.
Why ditch the seventh president? Well, he was a slave owner who, as W20’s website explains, “helped gain Congressional passage of the ‘Indian Removal Act of 1830’ that drove Native American tribes of the Southeastern United States off their resource-rich land and into Oklahoma to make room for white European settlers. Commonly known as the Trail of Tears, the mass relocation of Indians resulted in the deaths of thousands from exposure, disease and starvation during the westward migration. Not okay.”
Comedian Amy Schumer has had no shortage of success. The host of this year’s MTV Movie Awards, Schumer is an expert at garnering laughs from hilarious topics. Like abortion.
As she jokes in her stand up routine, “There’s nothing more awkward than going to the first birthday party of a little girl when you told her mom to get rid of her — because the kid can tell.”
While pro-abortion groups claim that pro-lifers are turning to “junk science” to pass restrictions on late-term abortions, substantive research shows that preborn babies do feel pain— possibly with an even greater intensity than adults. Continue reading
April 22 would have been Teddy Houlston’s first birthday. His twin brother, Noah, celebrated without him, but his parents marked the occasion in a special way by sharing the story of how Teddy saved lives just hours after he was born and died.
Carafem, the Washington, D.C., abortion facility that sells itself as a spa, has released a new ad glamorizing an abortion procedure.
In the ad, a few uptight women sit around a table drinking tea. The socialites speak in affected voices, as they obviously avoid using the word “abortion” when discussing the circumstance of their friend. The women look snooty, and give the impression that being with them would make for a horrible day.
Sometimes it’s in the way language is manipulated that meaning is made. It seems that one pro-abortion Texas legislator knows that and has moved to replace the words unborn child with fetus in state laws and informed consent information that women must receive prior to an abortion.
House Bill 708 is sponsored by Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) that Texas Right to Life is opposing. Calling the measure “dehumanizing,” Texas Right to Life said:
A Utah dad’s creative photo series displaying his 18-month-old son, Wil, “flying” has gone viral. Father Alan Lawrence, who created the images, said he launched the series to raise awareness for Down syndrome, noting that “a child with Down syndrome can be a blessing to your family.”
Titled “Wil Can Fly,” the photos showcase the preciousness of individuals with Down syndrome, and the truth that disabilities do not hinder an individual’s potential to pursue their dreams.